poet Alexander Shaumyan

Alexander Shaumyan

A Song Of Solidarity

'Imagine no possessions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world'

-John Lennon (Oct.9,1940 - Dec.8,1980)

Sometimes we overthink and overweigh
The pros and cons of what the change might be,
Which oftentimes would cripple and delay
The call to action that would set us free.

Our second-guessing as to what is right
And the uncertainty of what's ahead
Would weaken our readiness to fight
And make us seek a compromise instead.

We shouldn't yield to those unaware
Of what the truth is in the sea of lies -
It's time for us to take a leap and dare
To overhaul and revolutionize.

Let them keep saying socialism is dead -
Those dittoheads of failed plutocracy -
For we are neither white, nor black, nor red,
We are the people for democracy.

The starving and the poor left to die
By those preaching markets should be free -
They do not matter to the ones who lie
About equal opportunity.

Let's smash it all and let's begin anew
To build a free and just society
Without wars and profits for a few,
Serving the needs of the community.

October 9,2005

Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 9, 2005

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